The Trinidad cigar brand was first produced in 1969 at the El Laguito factory in Havana, Cuba. Its tobacco is still being sourced in Cuba today. For many years these cigars were only used as diplomatic gifts. They did not become available for public consumption until many years later, in 1998, at the Habana Libre hotel in Havana.
For the next few years, Trinidad cigars were only produced in one size called the Fundadores. It was a medium-bodied cigar with complex flavors. However, in November 2003, three new sizes were introduced to the brand, including the Coloniale, the Robusto Extra, and the Reyes. These cigars were rolled with a pigtail cap, which had become a signature of the brand. Over the years, Trinidad eliminated some sizes and added newer, condensed versions to their inventory, but they have remained a sought-after brand.
Among Trinidad’s most notable creations is the Coloniale. This is a delicate medium cigar, bursting with intricate flavors that start sweet and creamy, tasting like brown sugar, caramel, and even hints of fruit. The cigar then drifts into bitter aromas of double espresso and soil with hints of leather and cinnamon. Altogether, the burn remains smooth and even on almost any Trinidad cigar. They are best savored on special occasions.